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  • COVID19 Parenting


    Family 5K We survived our first virtual 5K as a family on Sunday, held in support of A’s school. It was actually really fun. I decided that a 1 minute run / 2 minute…

    October 20, 2020
  • Parenting Weekend

    An Essentially Perfect Saturday

    Yesterday was an essentially perfect day, pandemic or not. I feel I must capture the events so that if I ever catch myself whining about how hard life is, I can remember that some…

    October 18, 2020
  • Parenting Weekend

    Saturday Hijinks

    First of all — another giant thank you to the many who responded to Lily (and Lily, who responded back so thoroughly and kindly!) on Thursday’s post! You all are amazing and make writing…

    October 17, 2020
  • Goals Habits Parenting

    Op100 Observations

    1- The less you look at social media, the less you want to look at it. I noticed this phenomenon with Facebook after quitting over 4 years ago. I had been spending time on…

    October 3, 2020
  • COVID19 life Parenting The Podcast

    A URI in the COVID ERA

    Well. G has her first URI since March. Super runny nose, pitiful-looking puffy eyes and face, low grade fever. I’m sure she got it from school. She actually told me specifically which playmate of…

    September 29, 2020
  • COVID19 Parenting Weekend

    Saturday Scene

    Josh is off this weekend (yay)! I am up early in part because the new iOS update messed up my phone and now I cannot set different Bedtime alarms. (To change the alarm time,…

    September 26, 2020
  • Parenting Planners

    Parenting Follow Up & More

    I wanted to share two of my favorite comments on Sunday’s post: “One thing I was wondering that might help you — you said you get frustrated because you’re trying to get them to…

    September 22, 2020
  • Parenting Weekend

    A bit of a slog

    Days alone with my 3 children during pandemic times . . . well, I’m sort of over them. Saying this feels like admitting my failure as a mother, as a woman, maybe even as…

    September 20, 2020
  • COVID19 life Parenting Weekend


    I am dying to take the kids to a playground. They are dying to GO to a playground. Unfortunately, there are no playgrounds open yet. Interestingly, they are open one county to the north…

    September 19, 2020